National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
For many, summer approaching is a time for glorious celebration. The warm weather, the blooming flowers, all of the outdoor activities; it sounds like a dream. But for those who suffer from asthma and allergies, this time of year is all about how to survive the next few months without unbearable reactions. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and we’re here to give you the lowdown on what you need to know!
First, Some Statistics
So, just how many people suffer from asthma and allergies? According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 24.5 million Americans suffer from asthma. More than 50-million Americans suffer from allergies, which include environmental, animal, food, etc. The numbers are climbing as well every year, which is why it’s extremely important to raise awareness about both asthma and allergies. Although there is no cure for either of them, there are ways to properly treat and live with them.
Look for the Signs
There are several triggers for asthma attacks and allergies, and it’s important to know yours so that you can be strategic if possible to avoid asthma attacks. Some of the common triggers for asthma include:
- Respiratory illness
- Irritants in the air
- Expressing Strong Emotions
Some of the common triggers for allergies include:
- Mold Spores
- Dust Mites
- Cat, dog, and rodent dander
You don’t have to live your life being dragged through by your asthma. You can take control and stay ahead of the game by creating a plan of action that works for you. The first step is to make an appointment with a pulmonologist and find out exactly what is causing your reactions. Dr. Romeu-Velez at Bond Clinic is ready to help and accepting new patients. From there, you should invest in an inhaler or medications that help to control your allergies. You can also invest in dehumidifiers or air purifiers to make your home more comfortable.
With the weather changing, it’s important to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your asthma and allergies, especially if you believe you or a loved one are suffering from them. Make your appointment at the Bond Clinic! For more information, you can visit our website or give us a call at one of our many locations.